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2017 Australian Grand Prix TV Times

2017 Australian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Join us on F1 Fanatic Live throughout every session of the Australian Grand Prix weekend. Look out for the live page on the site during every session and follow all the action with your fellow F1 Fanatics.

Here are the details of Sky and Channel 4’s coverage of the 2017 Australian Grand Prix in the UK:

Day Session Channel Coverage starts Session starts Session ends
Friday Australian Grand Prix first practice live Sky Sports F1 00:30 01:00 02:30
Friday Australian Grand Prix second practice live Sky Sports F1 04:45 05:00 06:30
Saturday Australian Grand Prix third practice live Sky Sports F1 02:45 03:00 04:00
Saturday Australian Grand Prix qualifying live Sky Sports F1 05:00 06:00
Saturday Australian Grand Prix qualifying highlights Channel 4 13:00
Sunday Australian Grand Prix live Sky Sports F1 04:30 06:00
Sunday Australian Grand Prix highlights Channel 4 14:00

Note that in the UK a daylight savings time adjustment will be made on Sunday morning before the race. The clocks are moved forward by one hour at 1am.

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22 comments on “2017 Australian Grand Prix TV Times”

  1. Might be useful to state when the full re race repeat is on Sunday? I think sky do that for any race that starts earlier than 8am

    1. @sato113 My principle is to list the first showing of each session on the two channels, I don’t want to waste time typing out a load of repeats.

      Besides which I suspect people who want to do what you’re describing would just record the live footage and watch it at a time which suits them. Listing times for repeats feels a bit nineties!

      1. For sure but you’d only have to list repeats for Australia, Japan and…. maybe china? That’s it. I watch on sky go so can’t record the race as I don’t have a sky box. So I wait (whilst avoiding the news) until the full repeat. @keithcollantine

        1. Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
          21st March 2017, 17:08

          The thing is, you said that you thought it would be good if he listed the time of the full race repeat. Well it seems that there isn’t just one. From this link: (, there look to be at leased 3 race replays on Sunday as well as a load of highlights of the best bits. It would be a little tricky for Kieth to choose just one of these or list them all. I can understand why he is just listing the first bit of coverage that the 2 UK channels are showing. It would get a bit confusing if it had a load of repeats in it.

          1. anyway for those who want to know, the replays on sunday are at (uk time)


            and… that’s it.. There aren’t 3 replays, just 2 :)

  2. I think there may be a mistake, or I am being daft.
    The first practice is showing as being at 12:30 Friday and the second practice at 04:45 Friday. /
    04:45 is before 12:30, unless it is supposed to be 00:45 for first practice?

    1. I believe ’12:30′ is meant to be ’00:30′.

    2. Indeed it is 00:30, sorry about that.

  3. Worth mentioning, I signed up for a week long subscription to Now TV for only £4.00!

    I looked online and found you could get discounts using vouchers etc. Best combo I found was using a site called ‘Zeek’, which gives you a 10% discount, then further to this, found a discount code which deducts a further £5 off.

    Use the code ‘CLEVERCASH’.

    Hope it’s ok to post here, @keithcollantine – thought a fair few UK users might find that useful!

    1. (The sports package on Now TV, by the way!)

    2. Lesley Taylor
      21st March 2017, 17:08

      £4 for a week! Although I’d already bought my pass, I thought I’d buy my next one for China so just bought one. This F1 fanatic is a very happy lady :) Thanks mate!

    3. Thank you so much for sharing this! I always buy a day pass when the race is not on Channel 4, so now I can watch FP and qualy as well. Prices of sky being so ridiculously high just to watch F1 this is my only way to watch a Grand Prix in HD. If some one could share information like this every GP weekend would be amazing!

      1. Not a problem, guys and girls! Thought there might be a few people out there in my position who were so excited for the season that they wanted to catch all the sessions, but didn’t fancy shelling out £11 for the privilege!

        Not sure how many times the offer is valid for, but i’ll certainly be trying my luck again for the next GP!

        If not, i’ll have another Google search and post any findings. Thought it was a tremendous deal, though.

        I can confirm that it all went through successfully. I’d heavily recommend using Now TV on Apple TV (if you have it, of course). The quality seems much better, by and large.

    1. Awesome! Thanks!

  4. Australia get FTA for the first race. Just saw an ad claiming Friday, Saturday, Sunday on WinTen or whatever the channel is now called.

  5. In New Zealand you can watch the race live on Fanpass ( for $14.99, which they say gives you 24 hours access to the channel, so you might be able to sneak in qualifying as well. There are other longer time frame options as well, but my recollection from last year is you have to watch the race within 24 hours of it being run.

  6. TV race time here in the States:
    1:00 AM ET

    1. Thanks Wesley, maybe Keith can list the Staes times in the future? Hello? Anybody out there?

      1. Hopefully Liberty media will expose the sport to the USA within a couple of years and us American fans will be recognized. But, to be fair I can’t fault Keith. I was educated on F1 here at this site and he seems to be a fair and impartial guy.

      2. @John S.
        Keith lives in the UK and this is essentially a UK site which is why he lists the UK times. For Keith to list all the countries, start times and TV stations it would take a week of research. will give you the start times in your time zone and country. But you will also have to look up the TV stations that are showing the race. Maybe in a few years time he will be able to have a drop down list with all that information. Until then we have to JFGI. If we are kind enough, post the results here for our fellow countrymen.

  7. Paid TV seens to be really expensive in some countries. Here in Brazil you can have a good plan spending less than US$30 monthly.

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